Summer program

Our summer program is for GO-GIRLs who have previously completed the 7th grade winter program and will be entering 8th through 12th grade in the fall. Girls stay on campus with university undergraduate mentors, in our Towers dorms, for 3 nights and 4 days. They attend mini courses in STEM, participate in activities and experiments, learn about college life, make friends, and have fun! 

Summer 2017:

Strong GIRLs Strong Bones (Cancelled for 2017):

Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources we will be unable to hold the Summer 2017 academy. Please stay tuned to your email and our webpage for other summer 2017 events.

 

Academies Reimagined:

It's Genetic! (Summer 2016)

            During summer 2016 a brand new group of GO-GIRLs were able to experience the It's Genetic academy, originally offered in 2014. GO-GIRLs worked with WSU biology faculty to learn about genetics and DNA, test their hair strands in a lab activity, and visit the WSU medical campus to work with genetic counselors and learn all about their career field!

Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810

Past Academies:

Strong GIRLS, Strong Bones (Summer 2016)

GO-GIRLs learn all about bones and the skeletal structure! GO-GIRLs explore the chemical composition of bones with professors in chemical engineering, work with an orthopedic surgeon to understand what goes on in the process of repairing breaks and fractures, and learn to apply real casts to each other! During a field trip to Eugene Applebaum School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences GO-GIRLs learn about the role of physical therapy in patient rehabilitation after accidents and injury, and explore different career options through hands-on learning and discussion with professionals and university faculty. 
Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810

Your Brain on STEM (Summer 2015- 2016)

GO-GIRLs focus on the physiology and function of the brain. The girls explore the plasticity of the sensory-motor system with prism goggles, conduct experiments in chemistry labs to learn about the basic workings of brain chemistry, and learn about neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive deficits. The girls also get to examine preserved human brains and learn about health careers and research centered around brain development!
Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810

GO-GIRLs Go Cyber! (July 2015)       

During our cyber summer camp, the GO-GIRLs spent 3 weeks learning about the computer science field, different careers paths in the field, and the education behind them! The GO-GIRLs also learned HTML and got to make their own websites. They learned about networking, binary coding, and got to play with Makey Makey kits, which allow users to be creative and make keyboards, musical instruments, game controllers, and more out of every day objects by hooking them to circuit boards wired to a computer! We were also visited by the Robot Garage for a fun day of building and competing with robots, a panel of Wayne State technology professionals, and a father/daughter team that built a 3D printer! 
Supported with funding from Verizon

It's Genetic (Summer 2014-2015)

GO-GIRLs learn about genetics and DNA in human beings and other organisms. Girls test their own DNA through hair strands during a lab activity with the WSU biology department faculty. During a field trip to the WSU Medical Campus girls learn about STEM related careers with a concentration on genetics, such as Genetic Counseling.
Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810

In a Heartbeat (Summer 2013-2014)

GO-GIRLs explore pre-med majors and medical career tracks. Each girl receives her own stethoscope and return to the WSU College of Nursing SIM lab to learn to identify the sounds of the cardiovascular system. During field trips to Eastern Market and the Michigan Science Center girls learn about healthy eating and the effects nutrition has on heart health. A highlight of this academy is when girls have the opportunity to hold a human heart in their hands and explore the muscle up close.
Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810

Just Breathe (Summer 2012-2013)

GO-GIRLs explore STEM careers related to air quality and respiratory health, explore the WSU College of Nursing SIM labs to learn about the respiratory system. GO-GIRLs attend classes in the biology department where they create model lungs and get to hold cadaver lungs to see first hand how the organs work. Girls learn about asthma and the effects of urban environments on the health of city residents.
Supported with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – R25MD006810